On my weekly picks, FAU -6.5 was a mortal lock. FAU had been dominating teams in the Conference USA and was covering the spread until this happened.
FAU was -6 🤔🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/LH7FH7W5lT
— Barstool Sports (@barstooltweetss) November 4, 2017
Instead of choosing to punt the ball, and risk it being ran back for a TD or worse, blocked, FAU punter takes a safety to run down the clock by a couple seconds. This would setup a kick off, which has a better chance of a touchback or pinning Marshall deep.
This had huge Vegas implications. FAU was up 7 with 14 seconds to go and give Marshall 2 points, and winning 30-25 but failing to cover the spread.
Also, I can’t tell if I hate or love Lane Kiffin.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) November 4, 2017